Summer projects are in full swing, and we had a busy and productive three-day weekend. I'm happy to report that the barn painting project is now done! The north and east sides of the Pumpkin Barn & Gift Shop, and the west wall of the animal barn, are now sporting fresh red paint. The other sides of these buildings have red tin siding so (fortunately) don't ever have to be painted. Terry is a great painter, but I always seem to make a big mess of myself.
Also completed is the gourd garden project. The final touches went onto the raised planter bed/bench. The tunnel and wall panels have been finished for a few weeks and the gourds are growing quickly. Soon they'll start their climb over the tunnel and walls and our vision of a living walled garden will become a reality. We're really excited about this project!
Sunday was spent mowing, weed-whacking, taking care of a couple horse-related tasks, and weeding and spraying bugs in the pumpkin patches. We even found time this weekend for church services and a wedding! We don't do much relaxing this time of year, but enjoy staying active and putting our hearts into what we do. We're continually working on improving virtually every corner of the farm and hope these many small touches will add up to an ideal fall experience for our customers! Sixty Days 'Til Pumpkin Festival 2010!